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Dr William Jesse <I>Williams</I> Cornwell

Dr William Jesse Williams Cornwell

Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Death 15 Jul 1910 (aged 68)
Burial Chester, Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 31817189 · View Source
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Civil War, CSA, Co. F, 6th Regiment SCV.

Source: The State, Columbia, SC, 1910-7-17, page 3.

Dr. W. J. W. Cornwell
Special to The State

Chester, July 16 - Dr. W. J. W. Cornwell an honored citizen and prominent physician of this county, died last night at his home at Cornwell Station after an illness of about ten days terminating in pleurisy, at that age of 69 years. He is survived by an only child Mrs. May Cornwell Holler, wife of Rev. A. E. Holler, pastor of Green Street Methodist church, Columbia, and an only brother, Eli E.
Cornwell of Cornwell.

At the outbreak of the war of 1861-1865 he enlisted in the service of his country serving faithfully throughout the four years in the ranks of Company F, Sixth South Carolina regiment, Army of Northern Virginia. At the close of the war he took up the study of medicine and when he graduated entered at one upon active practice in his home community and there for 40 years devoted his life with all earnestness to the arduous work of his noble profession, always ready to respond to any call. Dr. Cornwell was from early life and earnest member of Pleasant Grove Presbyterian church and for a number of years toward the close of his life was a ruling elder, active and conscientious in his work for the interests of the church.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow forenoon and will be conducted by his pastor, Rev. C. G. Brown. At the time of his death Dr. Cornwell was the oldest physician in the county. He was also surgeon of Walker-Gaston camp, United Confederate Veterans.


Wm. Jesse Williams, M.D.
Nov. 2, 1841-July 15, 1910
Son of Elijah and Frances
Pratt Cornwell
A Confederate Soldier for 4 yrs,
Co. E, 6th Reg. S. C. V.
For 44 yrs a Practicing Physician.
17 yrs a Ruling Elder In
Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church




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